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Chargesheet Issued In Child Rape and Murder Case of Vandiperiyar

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Monday Sep 20, 2021

Idukki : Police on Monday issued chargesheet  relating to rape and murder of 6-year-old in Vandiperiyar. The charges include rape, murder and POCSO. Police submitted the chargesheet to  Muttom POCSO Court. The  culprit Arjun is also accused of attempt to destroy evidence.

The chargesheet submission comes 78 days after nabbing the culprit. A lapse of 90 days from capture would mean the accused became eligible for bail, the reason why police hasted with proceedings in  a race against time. The investigations were headed by Vandiperiyar CI Sunil Kumar.

The 6-year-old girl was found murdered inside her house on June 30th after the culprit hanged the child, thinking her to be dead when  she lost consciousness during the brutal molestation. Following the incident, police  questioned people in the neighourhood and grew suspicious of Arjun due to discrepancies in his statement.  He cracked under detailed questioning and  and  confessed to his crime.